A comprehensive history—and controversial reappraisal—of the world's most popular and innovative literary form.
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About the Author
Steven Moore (Ph.D. Rutgers, 1988) is the author of several books and essays on modern literature. From 1988 to 1996 he was managing editor of the Review of Contemporary Fiction/Dalkey Archive Press, and for decades he has reviewed books for a variety of jourbanals and newspapers, principally The Washington Post. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Novel NovelChapter 1: The Ancient Novel Egyptian Mesopotamian Hebrew Greek Roman ChristianChapter 2: The Medieval Novel Irish Icelandic Byzantine Jewish ArthurianChapter 3: The Renaissance Novel Italian Spanish French EnglishBridge: The Mesoamerican NovelChapter 4: The Eastern Novel Indian Tibetan Arabic PersianChapter 5: The Far Eastern Novel Japanese ChineseBibliographyChronological Index of Novels DiscussedGeneral Index